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wise woman (5 years ago)
Thank you so much for sharing your journey. You inspire me!!! You brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!!!
Tanisha Byrd (5 years ago)
i effin love you girl
linkee57 (5 years ago)
YEA FOR U RUTH....I LOST WEIGHT AND ALSO FOUND THAT IT WAS ALMOST EASIER MENTALLY BEING OVERWEIGHT BECAUSE THAT IS ALL I KNEW. AND THE BODY CHANGES ARE DAMMAGED LIKE U SAID, BECAUSE OF OUR OWN ABUSE.... TAKE CARE AND IM GLAD U HAVE BEGUN TO COME TO A GOOD PLACE!
Beet Deet (5 years ago)
Wow you're awesome. I am chubby but I'm getting to the point of actually being like fat. You have truly inspired me to get up and move! My dad is going to hire a trainer for me. I am going to do EXACTLY what you're doing so far ive lost 6 lbs! thank you :)
Sharon Reid (5 years ago)
you are such an inspiration....I am the lazy type, but dieting for me however is easy...I now have the motivation to get up and go. Thanks. You are so blessed.
Jay Fitt (5 years ago)
Wow your story is amazing! Congrats I'm just starting my journey and I hope to even get half way to where you are. I vlog about it too so check me out when you get a chance. I have those little self esteem issues too so i do understand again congrats!!
VegetarianDelight90 (5 years ago)
You have a beautiful even complexion that matches your heart. You inspire me and so many others everyday!
LilCountry Belle (5 years ago)
I really wish I could give you more than 1 thumbs up for this video. I'm sure it's been said multiple times but you touched on something that everyone who's trying to loose weight fights with. There's always some body part we are unsatisfied with. But, we have to love ourselves first and if we truly love ourself the we should love our body as well. Thanks so much for your honesty and inspiring words. Your newest subscriber!!
misty t (5 years ago)
you look sooooooo great i weight 190-200lbs just got engaged last year n tried on some dresses n i told myself time to diet n work out but i cant seem to stick to it.
Fatin Ayuni (5 years ago)
hai there miss slim diva, u inspired me alot ! can i have your email so that you can guide me thru email? i just need to know HOW you start. my weight now is 200pounds. everyone is making fun of me :(
ReggiesRabbitt (5 years ago)
You Gave Me So Much Hope And Motivation... I'm Really Happy I've Came Across Your Channel...Do You Have An Email Address Maybe I Can Talk With You About A Few Things That Motivated You :)
Krista Lebron (5 years ago)
you are amazing! your story brings tears to my eyes! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!! Wow, thanks for the inspiration and encouragement. Im on a quest now to loose another 50 pounds, after losing 100 pounds10 years ago, Just never had the drive to overcome my fears to get to my goal weight until now! Would appreciate your prayers! You are so beautiful inside and out!
Lola Lola (5 years ago)
Thank You :) You have inspired me, God bless you and your journey
Manar Alshammari (5 years ago)
you are beautiful. you inspire me wish i have enough strength to be like you. i have a question thou. did ur shoe size change?
Anna Saeva (5 years ago)
I just wanna say that you are amazing. Such an inspiration for so many people. Thank you for sharing your achievements with us - it is a great motivation and a proof that everything is possible. Thank you for that
Jessica J (5 years ago)
You are so inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us!!
patoneme (5 years ago)
I cant believe your transformation ! I am in the same place you were years ago, I was thinking about surgery, because I cant loose the weight by myself. I am really really scared about the skin after, Wont all the extra skin hang out of your body? I have psoriasis and I think my wight is affecting my skin also. Anyway, I think your determination and your commitment are an inspiration and you should be in Own with Oprah Winfrey ! You are amazing. Love. Patricia.
Mercedes Cruiz (5 years ago)
You are an inspiration, Thank you.
prinsispam (5 years ago)
Wow your story is so real and there is a girl on u tube who looks like me who shares the same issues as me and she over came all obstacles. U look so beautiful.
One more thing Diva you were and are gorgeous, inside and out. You are strong and you really motivated me tonight to return to health, thank you, thank you, thank you, i have been lost for a few years now.
mstwing (5 years ago)
your story is amazing i really thought i had to get a gastric bypass or something to start but you sure made it acceptable that i dont need that just eat right and exercise i am glad i found your page thank u...i know u are a motivation to many
joela saintil (5 years ago)
YOU ARE AMAZING!!! :O!
WONDER GLAM (5 years ago)
Wow im so happy for you I just decided to start weight watches a week ago I use to be small but now i have gained weight but watching you lose it gives me strength to do what I have to do to lose it I love how you give information about where you started and where you are going congrats girl!!!!
keisa garrett (5 years ago)
Don't worry about the stretch marks. You have inspired a group of women. You are a geniune person. Keep it up, because you have inspired me and I am older than you.
WOW you did really good some people give up quickly, but you're one of the ones that didn't
TheBabyfruity (5 years ago)
I'm proud of you ;)
ChristLike121500 (5 years ago)
Im sooooo encouraged by you.....Thank You!!!
Angelica Wilson (5 years ago)
I've also been dealing with my weight since I was very little and I have been trying to motivate myself to work out and eat right. I'm not sure how. My sisters and my mom are so thin and it makes me so sad to see that when people see me all they see is that I'm the biggest one. I wish I had the strength you have and had.
Annie Accetta (5 years ago)
Thank you so much for sharing this, its always good to know someone has gone through the same thing as you. When I was 14 i weighed in at 220 pounds. I am now almost 17 and have lost 66 pounds weighing in at a sturdy 154lbs. I am still on my way trying to get to my goal,120lbs. Although I know I have done so much I cant look at myself without being disappointed still. Thank you for your encouragement and your story. You look beautiful and congratulations!
DivaSlimsDown (5 years ago)
thank you! good luck to you!
ausha ramirez (5 years ago)
omg i just love how you talk about ur journey im 16 and every time i watch this i just cry tears of joy to know that u worked so hard to be wear you at im praying for you and i hope you do the same for me p.s u were beautiful then and even more beautiful now (no homo)
maya&luna (5 years ago)
Great video. You are a beautiful, walking, talking inspiration. Work it girl, tonight your story fired me up!
clarissa morris (5 years ago)
You are such an inspiration. I am over weight by 30ish pounds...and i am doing small things here and there. but you have re-motivated me!! I AM SUPER HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!
Michelle Vandergrift (5 years ago)
Ummmm Im a teen weigh almost 200ibs Im tired being the one out of my friends over weight and the single one you have made think I can do it you know? I can lose it thanks to you thank you ;] I start next week. Its time for my change ;]
cloresam (5 years ago)
Great job..Kudos to you and keep up the good work! I just recently found out that I lost 28 lbs. :) I was so excited! I'm still not done but I'm finding it harder and harder to get motivated to exercise more. I incorporate simple exercise moves into my everyday life. But I would like start walk/run again. I'll get it together I know I will bc I'm determined. Congrats to you again and God bless!
Kellee Travis (5 years ago)
your story is an inspiration to me... im starting my journey toward losing weight & i would like to know what recipes you used to start you toward eating healthier without eating boring food... thank you!!!
DivaSlimsDown (5 years ago)
you can do it!!
Crystal DaSilva (5 years ago)
Im sitting here trying not to cry. All I can say is THANK YOU! I getting ready to start my new life. Pray for me guys
Monica Garza (5 years ago)
I appreciate how real you keep it in your videos. most videos all you see is before and after, and how happy everyone is about it. You talk about the different emotions and struggles you go through even though its not easy, we really appreciate it. Thank you for the inspiration ! Im back on it, starting TODAY!
Nici Jagielski (5 years ago)
"heeeey you're going girl! - so cool haha x)
harris1051 (5 years ago)
LOL!!!! Girl you make laugh! I am SO GLAD I found your videos. You are such an inspiration to so many women.!!!!! Your real and not one of these phoney's trying to sell a product or a quick fix fad. You have such and amazing will! God bless you!!! I believe all things happen for reasons and God brings us to people for reasons So THANKS FOR BEING HERE!!!!!!!!
MARSHALEE JIN (5 years ago)
I don't know you but your video from last year to now made me cry..... I just want to say I am soooooo proud of you. YOU LOOK SO GREAT!!!! You have motivated sooo much women. Thank You.
FeFe Lavon (5 years ago)
Great message
Yolanda W (5 years ago)
Wow I just saw your video from last year,,,, YOU GO GIRL!
dsheri205 (5 years ago)
you are an the truth,i just scribed because u are such a motivator!!!THANKS FINALLY SOMEONE THAT IS KEEPIN IT 100!!!!
Laura Wiggins (5 years ago)
you look great! stay positive you have came a long way. Do You !!!!
Mel Brown (5 years ago)
you do need to know that your beautiful!!! if u looked into the future a year ago, you'd say theres no way i would ever look like that! and now that you do you should love it!!!
Stephanie Hudson (5 years ago)
Hi. I'm currently weighing 340. My profile pic is at 240-ish. So, here's my question. My body image is at that 240-250 weight range. I totally don't see myself as big as I am. When I see it in pictures, I don't recognize myself. Then, on the other end, if I lose weight, when I get below 250, into that 240 range, it really scares me. Like, I don't look like me anymore, like, "where did I go?" I wondered if you ever felt scared like you are losing your identity or something. Any thoughts on that?
K Denise (6 years ago)
You are such an inspiration. I have lost 127 pounds, and I am having the same feelings. I have always been confident, but I find myself being very self conscious about how I look now. I am working to lose another 60 pounds and watching your videos really keeps me motivated. Thanks for sharing your journey!!
cami71213 (6 years ago)
you are a great inspiration. i just can't seem to get my ass up! ughhhh. what a downer...
Tina Bonita (6 years ago)
Before i found ur video i had began my own weight loss journey so far i have lost 47lbs. Yay for me. My husband he says u r getting back skinny. My mother and sisters say you look good. Keep up the work. I have a neighbor who watches me more than anyone i know and now she is trying to lose weight. She asked me what was i doing i told her if told her if u r trying to compete with someone and u r not doing it for urself u will not b successful. This woman is trying to compete get a clue and life
katreased (6 years ago)
I love my waist! Even when i was heavier because my waist is small it helped me not look so bad.
elama81 (6 years ago)
Great vlog and much needed. I went from a size 24 to size 14 and I still complain about not being smaller! How ridiculous! I dropped like 10 sizes and act like its nothing. But NO MORE! I am with you on making the decision to look at how far Ive come. Thank you for your transparency.
Davis52gether (6 years ago)
Awesome vlog! It is so much easier to focus on the negative, but better for both the mind and body to focus on the positive. Stay encouraged!
Azurewinged (6 years ago)
I just found you today. What an inspiration you are! I'm 38 weeks pregnant and was looking at weight loss videos and there you were. You have such tenacity and have such a positive attitude. I am a subscriber now!
Angela Elaine (6 years ago)
it takes you trying on clothes to realize how far you have come in your journey. Makes you feel good when you can fit a smaller size and realize what you have accomplished in your weight loss journey. I am the same with with my stomach, its usually the last part to go away.
bibicat (6 years ago)
Great Video...
TheQueenPalace (6 years ago)
u've come along way. I think u should post pics of ur old self next to the new you. I think the pics will encourage you and show you everyday that when you doubt your progress or think about the negatives u can SEE the progress u have made. Cuz when u loose weight pass the MIND has to catch up.
Andrea Ortiz (6 years ago)
for stretch marks use coco butter, almond oil it works i used it for the stretch marks i got after i had my baby. yes i still have some but with time their color will fade. im so proud of your weight lose. im inspired to loose the weight i gained with my son.
Alice In Wonderland (6 years ago)
"like who does that?" lmao very cute...the main reason for me like why im afriaid to lose weight is the extra skin that comes along with it- i feel lik i will dislike my body more with the extra skin than being overweight
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
just keep going. it will go down. one day you going to look in the mirror and say where did the rest of me go? good luck.
PASUN1 (6 years ago)
Thank you so much for posting this video, i can identify to alot of things that you are talking about. Its good to know im not alone when it comes to these issues
eatingvegan1234 (6 years ago)
You are inspirational. I've been dealing with body image issues too. Keep rocking it and being positive! Yes, let's focus on what wee like about ourselves.
Lulli-chan (6 years ago)
omigoodness! I watched one of your videos from back in 2011 and then watched this one! You look awesome honey! Keep up the awesome work! I'm 15 and overweight, but I recently lost 2 inches off my waist and you have inspired me to keep it up! Thank you and good luck to you! ^^
xtrathick neecy (6 years ago)
you look great your confidence is to the roof and everything style is on point, but please leave the legs alone your good on that note legs are nice ,focus on your problem areas now like your stomach as you said leave them legs alone :)
Lisa bearr (6 years ago)
i lost 30 pounds and i dont notice it at all. my hips and thighs are still huge i'm losing motivation here please help!! :( :(
Ortaysha (6 years ago)
love this video.
Greenbaygirl4life (6 years ago)
You are such an inspiration girl. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I just have one thing to tell you that hopefully will help you just a little bit of the way you have helped me and all the other followers you have who you have inspired. Stretchmarks aren't a flaw with your body or something you should hide. It is the inner tiger all of us women have in us. So yes you have stretchmarks ..... but they are really just your tiger strips :) wear them proud girl ... you earned them :)
desirae wilson (6 years ago)
Ruth u look really amazing there is such a big differenta in you its amazing please appreciate what you have done already appreciate every pound u lost 165 165 pounds girl your amazing an your story is helping others that's even more amazing its helping me I was 215 now I'm 208 I'm not going to stop slow it may be its a pound gone
desirae wilson (6 years ago)
An that's the truth you gotta love you an when I hear you talk you sound like you love you I used to feel ashamed of myself for gaing back 30 pounds after I lost 70 but after realizing something an watchingur video an others on utube I realized I can do this an I need to love me an appreciate the pounds I've lost. It feels good to love me I'm happy for you ur a inspiration for so many of us trying to loss
desirae wilson (6 years ago)
Yes girl be proud of what you have lost appreciate it you have done amazing an you look great I'm happy you figured that out for yourself.
TotallyTyra (6 years ago)
This was really good and very encouraging. So many times when I want to slack off I think of you and stand strong!
Tae B (6 years ago)
THATS EXACTLY HOW I FEEL EVERYDAY! And it's the worst feeling i have ever felt! I am now working out 2 times a day, 1 hour in the morning, 1 hour in the evening. And i'm just running on the treadmill c: The worst workout is the one you DIDN'T have.
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
very true. its a working progress for me. thanks for your encouragement
CamiLovesSans (6 years ago)
Even still you said "i have to realise that i'm a lot smaller than I am" instead of smaller than I "USED TO BE" .Losing weight so steadily can be so hard to get used to but girl, you killed it! I'm so proud of you!
Shay Thompson (6 years ago)
Watching this video made me realize not to focus on the negative. I know it will be hard work but thanks to you i am ready for the challenge.
Shay Thompson (6 years ago)
U have been such an inspiration to me. I made the decision yestetday to start losing weight. I just happen to be on youtube last nite and saw your videos. I have watched every video and i have shared your story to all my friends. You not only look great but you have inspired many to follow in your footsteps. I am shaped the same way and for a long time i was scared to lose weight because i dont want to get skinner at the bottom vs the top. But im learned to love all of me!
Ashley vargas (6 years ago)
your neck is definitelyy going down good luck
You are so inspiring!!! I've been up & down my whole life & recently it's finally clicked. I joined curves after your video about it (bout a month ago), changed my eating and I'm down about 11 lbs. everyday I wish it was more but it's not right now, I didn't put it on over note & I won't take it off that way either. My biggest fear is loose skin & my belly but I just keep sweating and praying girl!
shellbyrd1 (6 years ago)
Thanks for making this video because I needed to be reminded of how I need to love me and that Im doing this W/L journey for me because I love me!
Hadassah Crawford (6 years ago)
You are gorgeous! Can't wait til I lose as much weight as you! What do I like about myself?? hmm... I love my hair and my eyes. =)
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
thanks...ive been i WAR love it :)
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
congrats on your 60 pounds. it happens. im still adjusting. it takes time so keep going and keep up the great work!
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
yes i will make a vegas video showing what i wore etc.
LifeIsMyTeacher (6 years ago)
Great video can we see some of those cute... I mean sexy clothes you purchased in an ootd video!
PBottomPoochies (6 years ago)
In addition, Diva, I think you need to think of the loose skin, stretch marks as your "battle scars". Obesity is a hard war to fight, and not many can claim the victories you have. Perhaps you may need surgery later, but for now, you are fighting the good fight and making more than amazing progress. I think the time will come where you are ready for surgery, but until then- enjoy the fruits of your labor. You've earned the stares- and know that they are good ones!
PBottomPoochies (6 years ago)
I think that ytrap makes an interesting point. As bigger people, we become the "invisible" society, so dressing up/sexy just gets us noticed in the regular sense. But- Ruthie - I know you started this weight loss thing to be healthy AND to look good (who doesn't want to look good?) so it's natural to be frustrated that the stretch marks/rolls, tummy are not going where you want them to be- and you've worked HARD!
MsShiningShar (6 years ago)
Great Vid Ruth, I love my Ta-tas....Im so glad that you made this video, because I was just thinking the very same things about my body. ((hugs))
Ayo's Joy (6 years ago)
Yes love your body its yours and you came a long way and you look amazing... Im glad you realized this you were already beautiful now beautiful and healthy .. dont forget that :-)
QuinyQuinQuin (6 years ago)
You are such a beautiful person with an amazing spirit :) I love shoulders, since losing weight they just look so pretty to me.
julyPJ (6 years ago)
this is really funny, i thought it's just me thinking like that.. i've (only) lost 28 pounds, down to 180 now. but ever since I've started to lose it, i became a lot more self conscious about my body.. weird
newebony1 (6 years ago)
I have to say this again!!! YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION!!! so far I have lost 60 pounds but its like I can't see it.......I am so glad you made this video it helped me view things in a different light!
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
i never looked at it in that since. thanks for sharing. and im loving my results.
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
go at your time! as long as youre getting support thats all that matters!
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
will definitely consider it. i figured i will take pics of the outfits while on vacation so it would be pointless for a haul but if others like this i will show what i purchased.
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
no i havent. i will look into it. thanks so much
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
thank you!
DivaSlimsDown (6 years ago)
yes i see time is definitely going to help me out in this stage. thanks so much
FeliceHCGdieter (6 years ago)
I so feel you on this Ruth just yesterday I was struggling with my body image!! i still think im over 200 and I often compare myself to other women and then wonder would they think im fat... isnt that crazy?
jstu45 (6 years ago)
U r amazing..."normal" is lazy

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